- Good Friday marked around the world
Processions have taken place in France, Jerusalem, India and Kenya.
BBC News. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:07:05 GMT.
- Teenager in Bangladesh burnt alive for reporting sex attack
The shocking case of a teenager burnt alive after accusing her headmaster of sexual assault has sparked protests in Bangladesh.
Sydney Morning Herald. Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:37:26 +1000.
- Video emerges of Bangladeshi teen being forced to recount rape ordeal before she was burned to death
WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, was forced to recount allegations of rape against the headmaster of her Islamic school in Bangladesh to police while they filmed her.
Daily Mail. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:01:14 GMT.
- Protesters in Bangladesh after girl is burned to death
Dozens of protesters gathered in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal.
Julhas Alam. Fox News. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:35:37 GMT.
- Sri Lankans Accuse Him of Wartime Atrocities. California May Decide.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa oversaw the final stages of a civil war that ended in 2009. He could be liable for civil damages if American judges find him guilty of murder and torture.
Mike Ives and Dharisha Bastians. New York Times. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:30:43 GMT.
- India Power Distribution Tariffs Report 2019 - Gauging Impacts of New Tariff Norms - ResearchAndMarkets.com
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Power Distribution Tariffs in India 2019 - Gauging Impacts of New Tariff Norms" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. ...
Business Wire. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:12:00 UTC.
- India election: Man 'chops off own finger' after mistakenly voting for wrong candidate
Dalit (formerly untouchable) voter was enraged after realising he had accidentally cast ballot for Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalist BJP
Adam Withnall. The Independent. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:14:00 GMT.
- India voter 'chops off finger' after voting for wrong party
The Indian man says he cut off his finger after voting for the "wrong" party by mistake.
BBC News. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:49:15 GMT.
- India expected to surpass the UK for second place in payment card fraud
Prices for stolen Indian payment cards has also gone up by 150% in 2018 to around $17/card.
ZDNet. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:20:06 +0000.
- India suspends cross-border trade in Kashmir in new crackdown
Indian home ministry says armed groups were using the cross-border route to send arms, drugs and fake Indian currency.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:49:17 GMT.
- Teenager burned to death at school in Bangladesh
Warning: Distressing content. A 19-year-old woman has been burned to death at her school after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster.Nusrat Jahan Rafi from Feni, a small town 160km south of ...
New Zealand Herald. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:21:17 +1200.
- Girl set on fire after sexual harassment claims
Protesters in Bangladesh and human rights groups are calling for justice for a teenage girl burned alive after refusing to withdraw sexual harassment and assault claims against a headteacher.
Sky News. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:40:00 +0100.
- India to temporarily allocate Jet Airways slots to rival carriers: official
The Indian government plans to form a committee to temporarily allocate takeoff and landing slots left vacant by the grounding of Jet Airways flights, a senior official said, a day after the indebted carrier was forced to stop operations.
Reuters. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:13:47 -0400.
- India holds new vote amid violence and protests
Millions of voters across India cast ballots in the second round of the world's biggest election Thursday amid violence and protests that highlighted the intensity of animosity in the campaign. ...
Yahoo. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:42:10 -0400.
- Debris of satellite destroyed by India may endanger ISS, warns Russia's Defense Ministry
In the current situation "access to outer space may be hindered in the long term"
Tass. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:36:14 +0300.
- Vineeta Deepak to lead AP's coverage of South Asia region
The Associated Press named Vineeta Deepak, an experienced video journalist and bedrock member of its Indian staff, as its South Asia news director
ABC News. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:10:24 -0400.
- 5 Years of Modi Government and How India ETFs Responded
Several fiscal policy reforms, easing monetary policy, stronger currency and relatively higher growth rate kept India ETFs super strong during Modi's tenure.
Sanghamitra Saha. Zacks. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:00:00 GMT.
- Second Bangladesh Fashionology Summit to focus on digitalisation
The future direction of the country's ready-made garment sector amid rapidly changing supply chain practices will be the focus of the second Bangladesh Fashionology summit taking place next month.
Just Style. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:04:00 GMT.
- Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order
Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:42:33 -0400.
- Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of the south Asian summer monsoon
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. ...
Science Daily. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:21:10 EDT.
The nations of South Asia include the populous countries of India and
Bangladesh as well as Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
More news and information about selected South Asian nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of India's
capital city is New Delhi, and its currency is
the Indian Rupee. Hindi and English are the primary languages used
in India, and in 2007, India's estimated population was 1,129,866,000.
The People's Republic of Bangladesh's capital city is Dhaka, and its
currency is the Taka. The country's primary language is Bengali,
and in 2007, the estimated population of Bangladesh was 150,448,000.
The Kingdom of Bhutan's
capital city is Thimbu, and its national currency
is the Ngultrum. The Kingdom's primary language is Dzongkha, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 2,328,000.
The Republic of Maldives'
capital city is Male, and its national currency
is the Rufiyaa. Dhivehi is the primary language of Maldives, and
in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 369,000.
The Kingdom of Nepal's
capital city is Kathmandu, and its currency
is the Nepalese Rupee. Nepal's primary language is Nepali, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 28,902,000.
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka's capital city is
Colombo, and its national currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee.
The primary languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, and in 2007,
the country's population was estimated at 20,926,000.